Environmental Analyst – Assistant Scientist

  • Grand Isle, VT
  • May 01, 2024
Full time Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Biology - Ecology Climate Change/ Resiliency Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Protection Environmental Science - Engineering Sustainability Water Quality

Job Description

Support environmental initiatives in the Lake Champlain Basin! NEIWPCC is seeking a passionate and knowledgeable environmental analyst to assist the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) in facilitating research and implementation projects to support clean water and healthy ecosystems. In this position, you will:

  • Develop and execute tasks supporting projects that address nutrient reduction, flood resilience, aquatic invasive species, storm water management issues and other topics, as well as review and edit associated Quality Assurance Project Plans.
  • Manage reporting, invoicing, and documentation for active grants; assist with the development of Requests for Proposals and support the LCBP grant review process.
  • Develop and deliver effective presentations at technical forums and meetings, prepare technical data and provide interpretation for use for NEIWPCC and LCBP publications.
  • Attend and assist with the planning of workgroup meetings by coordinating with the LCBP technical team to develop meeting agendas, record meeting notes, distribute materials, and assist with action items.

What We Are Looking For
The successful candidate will be dependable, collaborative, and have excellent organizational skills. We are seeking candidates with:

  • A bachelor’s degree in natural science, physical geography, resource management, or geographic information systems, and three years of related experience.
  • Knowledge of or experience with watershed resource issues.
  • Familiarity with technical data and systematic approaches to quality assurance and control.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly word processing, spreadsheet and data analysis software.
  • Experience with geographical information systems, spatial analyses, and archival of spatial data is desirable but not necessary.

Candidates with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent. 

What We Offer
The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000. NEIWPCC offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.

  • 75% premium coverage for employee and family PPO health plan with dental and vision.
  • Yearly retirement contribution of 10% of annual base salary, regardless of employee contribution.
  • 15 paid vacation and 15 paid sick days that rollover, as well as paid holidays and volunteer leave.
  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development funding opportunities.
  • Qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). 

Position Logistics
This full-time NEIWPCC position will work 8 hours per day and is based out of the LCBP office in Grand Isle, VT. Duties will be performed largely in an office setting, but may include outdoor field assignments, and will require travel to locations in Vermont, New York and Quebec, for which a private means of transportation, a valid driver’s license, and a valid passport or smart-license is required. After six months, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, subject to approval and program needs. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

To Apply
Submit your cover letter, resume and writing sample by email to jobs@neiwpcc.org by May 28, 2024. Please reference #24-LCBP-006 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled. A full position description may be viewed at: https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/careers

NEIWPCC is a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality. We engage and convene water quality professionals and other interested parties from New England and New York to collaborate on water, wastewater, and environmental science challenges across shared regions, ecosystems, and areas of expertise. Our mission is to advance clean water in the Northeast through collaboration with, and service to, our member states. NEIWPCC serves as the primary program administrator of the LCBP, and administers the Program’s personnel, finances, and contracts. The LCBP coordinates and funds efforts that benefit the Lake Champlain Basin’s water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, recreation, and cultural resources.

NEIWPCC’s Diversity Commitment
NEIWPCC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. NEIWPCC is an equal opportunity employer, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, physical and mental disability, ancestry, genetic information, age, political or union affiliation, pregnancy or related medical conditions, military service or application for military service, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by applicable law. Physical or mental disabilities will be considered only as they may relate to the candidate’s ability to fulfill bona fide job requirements. This policy refers to all personnel practices including employee recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, disciplining, terminating and all other conditions. Read more about NEIWPCC’s commitment to diversity here: https://neiwpcc.org/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/.

Job Level



Nonprofit- NGO


The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000.

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